Introducing the 2017 30 Under 30 Finalists

March 8, 2017


The 50 finalists for the 30 Under 30 class of 2017 have the audacity to dream big and the gumption to make it happen. One is a former professional break-dancer; another was nearly homeless. One applicant is the CEO of a real estate tech company, and another has previously applied four times and is hoping the fifth time will be the charm. All have overcome obstacles to get where they are today.


This is the 17th year of REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30 program, and the pool of competition among the applicants was as fierce as ever. But this group of 50 candidates shined through with their work ethic, advocacy on behalf of the REALTOR® organization and homeownership, and their high standards for customer service.  You'll learn more about these 50 young entrepreneurs in profiles to be published on March 17 here on REALTOR® Magazine Online.

As we count down to our reveal of the 30 honorees on March 27, you have a big job ahead. Our readers will help send one of these finalists into the 30 Under 30 this year. All you have to do is vote once a day starting at noon Central time on Friday, March 17, until noon Central time on Friday, March 24, for your finalist of choice. You may vote once every 24 hours for each candidate. The finalist who collects the most votes will be named the Web Choice Award winner, and is guaranteed a spot among this year's 30 Under 30. Judges will select the other 29 honorees from the field of finalists below. Stay tuned for more information on the 30 Under 30 home page.

Congratulations to the 2017 finalists:

Nikolas Boone
Ascend Real Estate
Bakersfield, Calif.

Brittany Brands
The Loken Group

Kara Chen
Keller Williams of Central PA East
Hummelstown, Pa.

Ashley Christianson
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Fargo, N.D.

Henry Edelstein
Coldwell Banker Burnet

St. Paul, Minn.

Karen Elmir
Cervera Real Estate Inc.

Ashton Ernst
Keller Williams Realty Peachtree

Corinne Fales
Redefined Realty Advisors
Delafield, Wis.

Lucy Feicht
Lou Realty Group

St. Louis

Saria Finkelstein
Keller Williams Partners
Plantation, Fla.

Andrew Flachner
Sunnyvale, Calif.

Ryan Gillen
Irongate Inc., REALTORS®
Waynesville, Ohio

Ryan Glass
Gibson Sotheby’s International

Paul Haviland
Stark Company, REALTORS®
Madison, Wis.

Jessica Houghton
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Ryan Jancula
Los Angeles

Alexandria Kebalo
South Windsor, Conn.

Wilson Leung
Keller Williams Peninsula Estates
Burlingame, Calif.

Zachary Lombardi
Gibson Sotheby’s International
Charlestown, Mass.

Grant Lopez
RE/MAX Associates
San Antonio

Raymond Lord
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
East Hampton, N.Y.

Sarah Lyons
CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Co.
Springtown, Texas

Shyla Magee
Windermere Prestige Properties
Henderson, Nev.

Anthony Manzon
Keller Williams Realty
Chula Vista, Calif.

Liz Campbell Moore
RE/MAX Alliance Evergreen
Evergreen, Colo.

Logan Ormerod
Kentucky Select Properties
Louisville, Ky.

Dustin Parker
Home Team Realty
Laurel, Del.

Abbey Parsons
Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Valley
Spokane Valley, Wash.

Davis Pemstein
Climb Real Estate Group
San Francisco

Dominic Pettruzzelli
Keller Williams Western Realty
Stanwood, Wash.

Eric Pham
John Daugherty, REALTORS®

Aislinn Phelan
Keller Williams Realty of SETX
Beaumont, Texas

Jessica Randolph
Village Real Estate Services
Nashville, Tenn.

Louis Savinetti IV
RE/MAX Dynamic
Tampa, Fla.

Margaret Scarborough
Burns & Ellis, REALTORS®
Dover, Del.

Melissa Shipley
Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

Elizabeth Stone
RE/MAX Allegiance
Falls Church, Va.

Melanie Stone
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Brandon Tabassi
RE/MAX Partners
Andover, Mass.

Farris Tarazi
Century 21 Yarrow & Associates
Lancaster, Calif.

Jessica Thompson
Loxwood Realty
Oklahoma City

Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
Beverly Hills, Calif.

La Toya Tolbert-Watson
CLJ Realty
Long Beach, Calif.

Maci Umbertis
Merrill & Associates Real Estate
Paso Robles, Calif.

Will Wiard
Weichert, REALTORS®
Alexandria, Va.

Christie Wilbur
The Group Inc.—Mulberry
Fort Collins, Colo.

Ryan Wrathell
Keller Williams Pozek Group
Novi, Mich.

Mary Harmon Young
Pritchett Moore Real Estate
Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Erica Zanni
Macomb, Mich.

Trent Zimmer
Coldwell Banker Burnet

Apple Valley, Minn.

—Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine